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We are a Family Resource Centre with a childcare programme and our main objective is to provide quality childcare for our community in Macroom.

We are structured as a voluntary charity based 30kilometers from Cork in Southern Ireland.

We work with children from 6 months to 6 years and we are looking for qualified practitioners to join our team of childcare professionals.


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Macroom Family Resource Centre


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Reference: Position of Childcare Practitioner with Macroom Family Resource Centre


To whom it concerns

Macroom Family Resource Centre is seeking to recruit Qualified Childcare Practitioners to our Childcare Programme Team (levels 5 – Level 8).


Full details of our organization are available on our website


Childcare Practitioner Job Description

Responsible to/ Supported by



  • Manager / Childcare Supervisor

Job Summary

The Childcare Practitioner will work closely with, and support the Childcare Supervisor & Centre Manager in ensuring the competent delivery of a high quality daily childcare programme

Responsibilities will include:

  • To provide an ongoing day-to-day support/supervision to the other staff in the Pre-School, Daycare, Crèche and After-Schools Sections
  • To ensure the constant safety of the pre-school, daycare, crèche and after-schools environment and of the children, parents and staff in accordance with the Policies and Procedures Manual of Macroom FRC
  • To ensure quality of service and the safety of children in our care and staff in our employ and to ensure service compliance with all relevant legislation.
  • To promote the ethos of equality and respect informing all areas childcare in our service.
  • To determine, prepare, document and deliver a programme and curriculum of activities providing for the holistic development of children.
  • To maintain records in accordance with Macroom FRC Policies and Procedures and ensuring appropriate levels of confidentiality at all times.
  • To understand and promote and model best practice in childcare through participation in childcare networks and ongoing training.
  • To alert the Childcare Supervisor to any matters that may compromise the delivery of a high-quality pre-school and crèche programme.
  • To develop systems to facilitate opportunities for parents, volunteers and student involvement.
  • To keep up to date records of:
    • Daily register of attendance
    • Staff Rostering
    • Records of each child
    • Accident/incident book
    • Fire drills
    • Daily plan of activities
  • To undertake other relevant tasks and duties as they arise

Macroom Family Resource Centre

Childcare Practitioner Qualifications / Person Specification


  • Must have at least a level 6 qualification in childcare or equivalent if trained outside of Ireland.  Recognition will be given for additional relevant qualifications. 
  • Must demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the operation of a childcare facility along with relevant experience within a childcare setting.
  • Must demonstrate an ability to handle situations of a difficult nature in a calm and organised fashion, which could arise in a childcare setting.
  • Must show an ambition and commitment to further developing and improving the work of the Centre towards the provision of enhanced services to the local community.
  • Must demonstrate an adequate level of administration skills to be able to effectively complete necessary daily tasks, rosters, email responses and policy development.
  • Must demonstrate a sufficiently high level of awareness of health and safety in all areas of the work of the Centre.
  • A high competence in spoken and written English.




  • Qualifications or experience, in excess, of those stated above which can be obviously linked to the position and to the work of the Centre.
  • Previous experience of working in a similar position.
  • Previous supervisory experience with direct staffing responsibility.
  • A driving licence with eligibility for bus driving
  • Enhanced computer skills with operational knowledge of word, excel, email, internet, access or more.



  • Remuneration will be in line with standard rates for Childcare work in Ireland and will reflect education level and experience.
  • Accommodation may form part of the remuneration package subject to discussion and agreement.
  • Loyalty bonus is included in package.



Enquiries and Applications which should include a detailed CV, by email to Seamus O Leary (Centre Manager)


Macroom FRC

Seamus O Leary

Fairfield, Masseytown,


County Cork,



Event participation(s)

23 Februar 2023
Irish Recruitment Day in Seville
Teilnahme: Online